LAWRENCE EHLERS (1907 - 1942)

Sgt. Lawrence Ehlers

This note was written on the back of the photo of Lawrence.

Lawrence Ehlers

Born August 14, 1907. Son of Mr. and Mrs. B.C. Ehlers. Joined the Infantry at Fort Sill, Oklahoma at the age of 24 years. Served at Fort Sill 5 years in peace time from there transferred to Manila. Served there 2 years. Our of service 3 years. Again in sevice 1 year and died June 11, 1943 in Japanese Prison Camp at the age of 35 years 10 months of Malaria Fever as War Department Report is.

Bible Entry by Bruno C. Ehlers, Father of Lawrence

October 3, 2004

Hello Tom,

I have more accurate information about PFC Lawrence Ehlers.

PFC Lawrence Ehlers
SA# 06244414
31st Infantry Regiment, Company F

Entered the Service from: Texas
Died: August 24, 1942, in Cabantuan POW camp, in the Nueva Ecija, Philippines. Cause of death is listed as Dysentery and Malaria.
Buried at: Plot N Row 5 Grave 52, Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines.

While on Bataan, he served in the Battle of Layac Junction, Jan. 2 to Jan. 6, the Battle of Abucay Hacienda, Jan 16 to Jan 25, and the Battle of the Trails, April 3 to April 9.

Thanks so much, I should have more information soon.

Eddie and Linda Williamson Cone
5810 Cornell
Lubbock, Texas 79416

Manila Memorial Cemetery

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